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By Fred S. Kleiner

As attention-grabbing as a true stopover at to the world's well-known museums and architectural websites, GARDNER'S artwork during the a long time: A CONCISE international historical past can provide a entire, superbly illustrated journey of the world's nice inventive traditions--plus the entire learn instruments you must excel on your artwork background path! effortless to learn and comprehend, this can be the one textbook that features a specified "scale" function (accompanying the book's pictures of work and different artistic endeavors) that can assist you larger visualize the particular measurement of the works of art proven within the ebook. You'll additionally locate fabrics that can assist you grasp the foremost issues quick and assist you learn to your exams--for instance, "The immense Picture" overviews on the finish of each bankruptcy, a different international timeline, and ArtStudy on-line (a loose interactive research consultant that incorporates flash playing cards of pictures and quizzes).

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When Egypt became a province of the Roman Empire after the death of Queen Cleopatra (r. 51–30 BCE), it served as the granary of the Mediterranean world. 100 0 Mediterranean Sea Alexandria 0 100 200 miles 200 kilometers Naukratis LO WER E G YPT New Kingdom 1550–1070 BC E Gizeh Heliopolis Saqqara Memphis FAIYUM Sinai Pen. Akhetaton (Tell el-Amarna) Ni le R. Deir el-Bahri Thebes U PPE R E G YPT Karnak Hierakonpolis Red Sea Abu Simbel N U BIA PU N T MAP 1-3 Egypt during the New Kingdom. Predynastic and Early Dynastic Periods The Predynastic, or prehistoric, beginnings of Egyptian civilization are chronologically vague.

During the Middle Ages, the Britons believed the mysterious structures were the work of the magician Merlin of the King Arthur legend, who spirited them from Ireland. Most archaeologists now consider Stonehenge a remarkably accurate solar calendar. This achievement is testimony to the rapidly developing intellectual powers of Neolithic humans as well as to their capacity for heroic physical effort. 1-9 Aerial view (looking northwest) of Stonehenge, Salisbury Plain, Wiltshire, England, ca. 2550–1600 BCE.

The artist carefully observed and recorded the distinctive profi le of the ruler’s nose and his long, curly beard. The sculptor also brilliantly communicated the differing textures of flesh and hair—even the contrasting textures of the mustache, beard, and the braided hair on the top of the head. The coiffure’s triangles, lozenges, and overlapping disks of hair and the great arching eyebrows that give such character to the portrait reveal that the artist was also sensitive to formal pattern. No less remarkable is the fact that this is a life-size, hollow-cast metal sculpture (see “Hollow-Casting Life-Size Bronze Statues,” Chapter 2, page 66), one of the earliest known.

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